General Knowledge - 99

Which India born physicist invented the 'Optical Fibre' ? 
(A) C.V. Raman
(B) Satyendra Nath Bose
(C) Homi J. Bhabha
(D) Narinder Singh Kapany
 
(D) Narinder Singh Kapany
 
Which seventh century Indian mathematician was the first in the world to treat 'zero' as a number and show its mathematical operations ?
(A) Aryabhatta
(B) Medhatithi
(C) Brahmagupta
(D) Bhaskaracharya
 
(C) Brahmagupta
 
In which city would you come across 'Deeksha Bhoomi', where Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had embraced Buddhism along with thousand of his Dalit followers on 14 October 1956 ? 
(A) Bodh Gaya (Bihar)
(B) Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh)
(C) Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh)
(D) Nagpur (Maharashtra)
 
(D) Nagpur (Maharashtra)
 
Who was the first person to calculate the height of the Mount Everest ? 
(A) Andrew Waugh
(B) George Everest
(C) Nain Singh Rawat
(D) Radhanath Sikdar
 
(D) Radhanath Sikdar
 
Which Nobel laureate authored the novel 'A House for Mr. Biswas' ? 
(A) Amartya Sen
(B) Rudyard Kipling
(C) V.S. Naipaul
(D) Rabindranath Tagore
 
(C) V.S. Naipaul
 
In which battle, fought near the banks of Chenab river, did the British Army decisively defeat Sikh Army and annex the Sikh Kingdom of the Punjab to the British Empire ? 
(A) Battle of Buxar (1764)
(B) Battle of Plassey (1757)
(C) Battle of Surat (1664)
(D) Battle of Gujarat (1849)
 
(D) Battle of Gujarat (1849)
 
Which Indian tennis player duo, the first men's doubles pair to reach the finals of all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in Open era, is popularly called 'Indian Express' ? 
(A) Vijay Amritraj & Anand Amritraj
(B) Jaideep Mukherjee & Premjit Lall
(C) Ramesh Krishnan & Zeeshan Ali
(D) Mahesh Bhupathi & Leander Paes
 
(D) Mahesh Bhupathi & Leander Paes
 
'Hori', a poor farmer, is the main character of which famous Hindi novel by Munshi Premchand ? 
(A) Gaban
(B) Vardaan
(C) Godaan
(D) Sevasadan
 
(C) Godaan
 
In which hill station is the High Altitude Research Laboratory located ?
(A) Nainital (Uttarakhand)
(B) Darjeeling (West Bengal)
(C) Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)
(D) Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
 
(D) Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
 
'Glimpses of World History' book, containing collection of letters on world history written from various prisons in British India, was authored by which Indian freedom fighter ? 
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
 
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru